UNICEF steps up emergency response for children
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UNICEF is rushing emergency supplies to areas of the Philippines ravaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda on November 8, as the latest estimates indicate that up to 4 million children could now be affected by the disaster.
Therapeutic food for children, health kits, water and hygiene kits to support up to 3,000 families in the affected areas have already been mobilized from supplies available in the country, with distribution prioritized for the Tacloban area as soon as access is possible.


“We are rushing to get critical supplies to children who are bearing the brunt of this crisis,” said UNICEF Philippines Representative Tomoo Hozumi. “Reaching the worst affected areas is very difficult, with limited access due to the damage caused by the typhoon to infrastructure and communications. But we are working around the clock to find ways to get these supplies to children as quickly as conditions allow.”

UNICEF’s warehouse in Copenhagen is airlifting US$1.3 million worth of additional supplies for another 10,000 families, including those affected by the recent earthquake in Bohol. The shipments contain water purification tablets, soap, medical kits, tarpaulins, and micronutrient supplements.
Children who have escaped the terrible damage of Haiyan still need urgent assistance to survive the aftermath of the storm. Particular concerns include health, due to the impact of the typhoon on water supply and sanitation systems. Children also need safe and protected spaces to be able to play and resume studying while adults work to recover their homes and livelihoods.


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Eya Capati-Peredo

To friends around Eastwood City: Our friend Marisse Joson is accepting donations in kind for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda at: 17L, Michaelangelo Wing, Eastwood Palazzo, Eastwood City. Donations will be accepted at this location until 10am tomorrow–at which time a truck will arrive to pick-up all goods collected. The truck will then proceed to deliver all goods to's head office at 581 Wack Wack Road, Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong. We are hoping to be able to collect the following necessities: 1. Bottled Water 2. Canned Food 3. Clothing Ka Eskwela is helping their partner organization, Backpackers–which will target Barangays… Read more »

Walter Robles

Thanks for posting details on how we can donate. I was just wondering if the CBCP is helping out as well. They’ve opposed the passage of the RH Law from the beginning, arguing that they value the lives of children. Is it only the unborn they care about?